Sometimes rainy days turn into the best days and it's all about exploring what's on your doorstep. Aston Hall is just a short trip out of Birmingham city centre and it's home to an amazing 17th century Jacobean red brick mansion. It's in a bit of a weird (and not the most desirable) location but it's a bit of a hidden gem and well worth an explore. I loved walking around the grounds and exploring the mansion, walking up and down the creaky stairs and of course snapping a few photos in the building that was once besieged during the English Civil War. Aston Hall is also home to Halloween nights and I think it would be the perfect creepy location (I can't quite believe Halloween is next month?!) I'm a total wimp and a real scaredy cat so there's absolutely no way I would come back here for a nighttime Halloween visit!
Photos by CarlyIt was super windy the day I visited (hi disheveled hair) with the odd rain shower but it didn't ruin our visit at all and before long we were back in Birmingham city centre at our favourite coffee haunt at Yorks Bakery Cafe. I bought this polka dot ruffle top on a whim and considered returning it as it's a lot of material (width wise!) but I have grown to love it and it's a total keeper! I'll definitely be trying to get as much wear out of it as possible until it goes back into hibernation for another year.